This Saturday (12 April) and next Saturday (19 April), we’ll be at St Andrews Cemetery, Peebles, Peeblesshire from 10am to 4pm to record gravestone inscriptions and take photos.
If you have not been to a previous transcribing session - don't worry, you will be made very welcome and full training will be given.
Bring along a notebook and pen/pencil, a kneeling pad, a light brush and some chalk (optional).
Most people coming for the whole day bring along a picnic, and a bottle of water; deciphering faded and weathered inscriptions can be thirsty work.
If preferred, the Neidpath Inn is a few minutes walk back towards the town and does bar lunches. Beyond the inn, Forsyth, the baker's has a shop; there's a Coop store just beyond that. If you are looking for something special - just round the corner from Ramblers is Cocoa Black on the bridge - award winning chocolatier with cakes and sandwiches as well.
It's wonderful if you can manage the whole day, but if that's too long for you, no problems at all - all assistance on the day is very welcome.
Although you can just turn up, it would be more helpful if you could let Gwen know in advance. Her phone number is 01896 830564. Letting her know is a wise precaution; in the event of adverse weather, the recording may be curtailed or cancelled.
We’re looking forward to catching up with you and meeting some new faces.
Getting there: Go out of Peebles on the Glasgow Road (also known as Old Town Road/Neidpath Road/A72) and the cemetery is on the right hand side opposite the entrance to the Park/medical centre. It is about a 5 minute walk from the end of the High Street. Map.